What to expect with Partial Knee Replacement
Another alternative is partial (commonly known as "uni") knee replacement, which is performed when only one condyle of the knee is affected by arthritis. Surgeons generally use a small incision to remove the joint surface and a small amount of bone, replacing them with the implant. The recovery period is also usually shorter than with a total knee replacement. Many people can return to walking in two to four weeks, although physical therapy may still be needed to restore knee strength and function.